McDonald’s starts new Japan campaign featuring burgers from its overseas restaurants

By Dale Roll, SoraNews24

Despite the closures and shutdowns of the past few months, McDonald’s Japan has been hard at work providing us with tasty morsels to keep our spirits up. They released the Ramune milkshake, the creamy corn dipping sauce, the green tea dessert drinks…but no burgers since the Samurai Mac burgers back in early April! What gives?

Don’t worry though, they’re on it. In fact, they’re letting us know that they’re here for us in these difficult times. They know that international travel is still not recommended, so they’ve decided to bring the world’s different cuisines to Japan so you don’t have to travel.

Well, McDonald’s world cuisine, anyway.

Starting on June 24, McDonald’s Japan is releasing a new line of beef burgers featuring popular concoctions from their international menus. Even though the fast food chain has produced plenty of tasty burger varieties in Japan, they wanted to showcase some of their best sandwiches outside of Japan, and so they began the “Massing of Beef Burgers from McDonald’s Around the World” campaign.

The first round will include burgers from the McDonald’s menus of Japan, Canada and the UK. Japan’s Karubi Mac (420 yen) is the only one of the sandwiches that isn’t completely new to to McDonald’s Japan. With its beef on beef combo, though, it’s the best choice for meat lovers. The thin-sliced karubi beef is marinated in McDonald’s Japan’s special sauce, and is paired simply with a beef patty, crisp lettuce, and a sweet lemon sauce, all on a sesame bun.


Canada’s Mighty Beef Original (490 yen) is based on the Mighty Angus Original previously sold at Canadian McDonald’s restaurants, and its juicy, 100-percent-beef patty is sandwiched in a toasted sesame bun with fresh lettuce and tomato, cheddar cheese, and a special smokey, garlicky black pepper sauce. The kicker for this particular burger, however, is the chopped bacon bits. They provide a new texture to the usual McDonald’s burger that’s sure to become a favorite.


The Smokey Barbecue Burger (490 yen) is based on the UK’s Barbecue Smokehouse Burger. It’s topped with smoked bacon, crunchy lettuce and onions, cheddar cheese, and a barbecue ketchup sauce, all on a fluffy steamed bun. The mild barbecue sauce includes 10 different spices for a real smokey, flavorful bite.


These burgers will all be on sale starting on June 24, and will all be available until the end of August at the latest. So if you want some beefy McDonald’s goodness, don’t wait.

SourceMcDonald’s via

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Never ever order burger from UK Mcdonald, Burger King.

Different names but same dry patty.

Kua Aina is far better or Honest Burger.

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I want a maharaja burger from India

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i was

expecting something more exotic.

no need to mention the same old sesame buns either....

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Mc Rib please!

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Now for some Foreign, Foreign food!

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Fukuoka, we have "Hungry Heaven" doesn't get much better than that. It's the burger Miki-D's wishes it were.

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Crap foreign fast food food outlet serving crap "Japanese" fast food now offering crap foreign fast food.

No thanks. I can cook my own food.

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It'll still be garbage.

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Great to see the Home of Barbecue, the UK, being represented in a McDonald's burger promo.

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One should be careful . . . there are many health concerns about eating too much beef, and has not been a traditional Japanese food.  Small amount per week provides some positive nutrition . . . .

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How do they get them here when there are no flights?

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Meh, they all sound the same.

They should make the UK one like a UK doner kebab. Some questionable lamb meat, yoghurt and chili sauces, and salad that's heavy on the onion. Now that would be vive la difference. I'd eat it three times a week.

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Are people still eating this garbage food in 2020?

I thought the world was smarter than this to be eating mcraponalds in 2020, wow its terrible and was terrible years ago.

Seems the young are making terrible choices if this is what they are still eating in this day n age.

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I love McDonald’s so much.

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How about the Kiwi Burger from NZ, McRib from the US, Breakfast burritos from the US would be great!

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Mc "food" no thanks....rubbish....

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I've never had that burger in the UK. Client they have just imported something better from McDonalds outside Japan?

How about better customer service, including allowing customers to choose ANY dipping sauce with their chips/fries or mayonnaise? Even better, allow customers to use "food hacks" or customise their burgers, like most other international Macky-D's.

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Even better, allow customers to use "food hacks" or customise their burgers, like most other international Macky-D's.

Can you imagine what the free customization would result in Japan ?...tons of confused looking customers unable to make a choice, painfully humming " doo shiyoo doo shiyoo " and " eeeee...." slowing everything down... nightmare.

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When will Mac allow it's Japanese customers to refill their beverages? or substitute the ? order, why is it always a set ? It's like shoving the order down the customer throat without a refill to soften that dry burger, not to mention that the drink is half ice.

So Sad.

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Utter papburger

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Kiwiburger please.

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There’s no Any Halal food for Muslim in japan Macdonald so that is very bad for us kindly provide some halal items for Muslims plzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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There’s no Halal any thing for Muslims kindly provide some items for Muslims in Japan Macdonald’s

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Trying to put a British flag on a cheddar bacon cheeseburger, rofl. That is like THE original American burger that the rest of the world used to make fun of us for.

You want good burgers, got to get them from a good USA burger joint, not a fast food joint like Miki-Ds.

Does Japan have Bru-Burgers? Best burgers around where I'm from, apart from my own ;)

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Trying to put a British flag on a cheddar bacon cheeseburger, rofl.

Nothing much more British than cheddar.

That picture, though, doesn't look much like cheddar. It's a slice of processed 'cheese' like you find on any MrRubberburger.

Invalid CSRF x umpteen

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BackpackingNepalJune 22  07:43 am JST

Never ever order burger from UK Mcdonald, Burger King.

Different names but same dry patty.

Kua Aina is far better or Honest Burger.

I don't get it, Mac is crap the world over! There are far better burger shops in most countries than Mac, so what does the UK specifically have to do with it?

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